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Functional Integrative Rehabilitation Education

The SCM and Gait

We remember that we have 3 systems that keep us upright in the gravitational plane: The visual system, The vestibular system and the proprioceptive system. As we age, we seem to become more dependent upon the visual system to maintain stability of the head (which is largely under the purview of the vestibular system).  Older folks seem . . .

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January 12, 2018

More QT on the QP....

Needle, needle, needle....

You may have seen my last post on the QP. If not, see here. 

 "Thus, the tendon and tendinous slips of the FHL may distribute the load of the great toe to the second toe to the third or fourth toe in the forefoot, especially during toe-off. In addition, the main attachment of the QP to the tendinous slips of the FHL may provide more . . .

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January 08, 2018

The QT on the QP

Quadratus Plantae

Possibly heard of, rarely implicated and not often treated, this is one muscle you should consider taking a look at. 

 

Silvrback blog imageThe quadratus plantae is generally considered to arise from two heads of differing and variable  fiber type composition, with the lateral head having slightly more Type 1 endurance fibers (1) The two heads are . . .

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January 02, 2018

The Rectus Capitis Posteriors

 

The rectus capitis muscles are often implicated as causing suboccipital headaches, Silvrback blog image

but, as you can see, the trigger point referral pattern is over the ear or in a "sunglass" pattern, as we often teach in our dry needling seminars.

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That is not to say that dysfunction of the muscle can cause . . .

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December 14, 2017

The Tib Posterior

 Posterior tibialis tendinitis is a primary soft tissue tendinopathy of the posterior tibialis that leads to altered foot biomechanics. Although the natural history of posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction is not fully known, it has mostly been agreed that it is a progressive disorder.(1)

Silvrback blog imageThe tibialis posterior originates from the . . .

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November 20, 2017

The 1st Ray; the NEW Superhero?

Does the 1st ray complex have super powers? Perhaps Marvel should consider a new superhero

“Ray”? We are not sure but here is a story that gets us one step closer to the answer. 

 

While teaching a Level 1 Dry Needling course this past weekend (if you were there, then this will be

a review; if not, then read on) and . . .

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November 08, 2017

The latissimus

 

The latissimus dorsi is THE functional link between the upper and lower extremity, particularly though its connections with the thoracolumbar fascia (1, 2). Affording itself a large attachment centrally from the T7 to L5 spinouses, laterally to the iliac crest and thoracolumbar fascia, rostrally to the lower 3 or 4 ribs and inferior . . .

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October 23, 2017

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